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Chickens Eating My Flowers!

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by MyChickenShack, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. MyChickenShack

    MyChickenShack Chirping

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    I love my dragon wing begonias for their beauty and ease in care and I always plant them in my pots on my porch with creeping jenny. This year my flowers look horrible and I have rebar, sticks of wood, and string all mangled together trying to keep my free range chickens out of my pots. That also makes my pots look terrible. Its almost July and this is the worst my porch has looked:barnie...the chickens are even eating my dragon wing begonias....is there anything I can do...at least to make next year good
     
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  2. to BarbsGirls

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    Are they in pots? Can you put them in stands?
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    Fence around the flowers. I gave up gardens with chickens, several hens ago killed all my veggies & dug holes so deep, never knew they could go so deep! Had Hubby build an enclosure that they now stay in, works great! Everyone's happy.
     
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    MyChickenShack Chirping

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    Sorry...still trying to figure out how to reply, upload, and all that...pot is 24" wide and heavy and big...you can see my sticks and string...but they still get on edge and scratch if they can and actually eat dragon wing Begonias...I'm fighting this to the end...there has to be a way to balance chickens and flowers...we free range and have 80 acres...I quit feeding the dogs on porch til after I lock chickens up at night...they aren't up at the house all day , but when they come you to the house, they demolish my flowers...
     

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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

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    A simple fix is to leave the flowers indoors or keep the chickens in a designated chicken area.
     
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  7. Belgianchickies

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    Just put them higher up on a stand like baneston said, it might help.
    My chickens don't destroy my flower/forest garden but my veggie's are fenced off.

    I do have a rooster that likes stepping on my plants and breaks off branches of my gooseberry's, he just MUST go over the thorny berry bush why would he bother using the path.
     
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  8. mountain chicken

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    if it's in a spot it's easy to get to yes they will eat them and they will mow them down fast.
     
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  9. ChickNanny13

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    Give us an update as to who "wins" this ...
     
  10. MyChickenShack

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    will do
     
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